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Fit Friday: one man's weight loss success story A fitness success story on this week's Fit Friday.  KY3's Paul Adler wanted to know how one man got up off the couch and then kept right on moving.  Paul shows us (see video)  a guy who spent most of his life hating the thought of running. But, it sure doesn't sound like it now. Gary Momphard says, "groovy... and laughs... there's something about the group that ...

Ozark pays ex-employee $78,000 to settle lawsuit The City of Ozark agreed to pay its former human resources director $78,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit.  The city says it is settling the case, in cooperation with its insurance carrier, to save money but denies all allegations against it. Cara Borneman filed the lawsuit after her position was eliminated in May, shortly after she had complained that the mayor and an alderman were ...

Annual report highlights Springfield schools' strengths and areas of improvement Springfield school leaders are looking over the latest MAP test results and graduation rates. There are a lot of numbers included in the Missouri School Improvement Program, or MSIP, annual report that the Springfield School District can be proud of. One of the areas the district received an A-plus in is graduation rates. The four-year graduation rate has risen steadily over the past few years, from 85.4 ...

Labor Day gas prices cheapest since 2010 Labor Day is the final holiday before summer comes to a close. For many that means hitting the road one last time before cooler temperatures arrive. Gas prices are expected to remain at the lowest they’ve been in years for this holiday weekend.   According to a recent AAA fuel gauge report the current national average for gas is $3.44 per gallon of regular unleaded, compared ...

Arkansas woman nominated to federal post President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The White House announced Thursday its nomination of Colette Honorable as a commissioner on the agency that regulates the transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Honorable has served on the Arkansas Public Service Commission since 2007 when she was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe. She ...

Missouri appeals court gets early voting challenge  A Missouri appeals court has set a Sept. 12 hearing on a challenge to a ballot measure authorizing a limited early voting period. The state Court of Appeals' Western District approved an expedited schedule for the case after a Cole County judge on Monday rejected a challenge to the ballot wording. At issue is a measure placed on the November ballot by the Republican-led Legislature that would ...

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Military pilot in Virginia F-15 crash identified
U.S. Air National Guard Col. James Keefe, commander of the 104th Fighter WingThe pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, Chelsea Clinton, from the Clinton Foundation, speaks during an interview at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News. Clinton has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. The network announced her exit on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was initially hired to do stories for Brian Williams' "Rock Center" newsmagazine, but that program was canceled. Her work occasionally appeared on NBC's "Nightly News." (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.

Russia ready for gas talks with Ukraine, warns of disruptions
By Katya Golubkova and Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready for talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, warning of disruption to flows to Europe this winter if a row over pricing and debts is not resolved. Novak said Moscow was ready to reduce its prices in an effort to secure a deal, but the proposed sum remained well above what Kiev has said it is willing to pay. The dispute comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries, with Ukraine accusing Russia of sending weapons and men to help a separatist rebellion in the east of the country -- an accusation Moscow rejects.

Poland bars overflight by Russian defense minister's plane: Russian agency
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Poland refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly through its airspace while attempting to return from a visit to Slovakia, RIA news agency said on Friday. RIA said the minister's plane turned around and landed back in the Slovak capital Bratislava. The reason for the reported incident was unclear. Poland has been one of the countries most critical of Russia's actions in the Ukraine crisis, accusing it of aggression against its neighbor. (Reporting by Mark Trevelyan; Editing by Andrew Heavens)